Item SCR22 - Scrimshaw Magnifying Glass.  Carved Whale Ivory Fist Decorated.  Fine. 

This larger size hand magnifying glass has an overall length of 13 inches, with a glass that is 4 “ diameter .  The handle and glass rim are brass, with the handle in a twisted “barley” form.  The major distinction (other that size) is that the handle has an attached finial of a whale tooth, carved in the classic sccrimshaw form of a clenched fist.  This is well done, with good detail, (probably by a whale man), and has no chips or cracks.  The result is a glass that is both useable and decorative.  It is a great item for the den or desk.  Fine





 Price -$220.00

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